Public terminal w/ Win 95

By ej0c
Jan 23, 2006
  1. Hey, I need to set up an old Win 95 machine as a public terminal displaying only a dos (kermit) shell.

    It's usually attended, so I'm not that worried. But would be nice to set it up so that people can't close the window, etc.

    Any ideas how to do this? Other warnings? -thanks, ed
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    why on earth would you use w95? :confused:
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    How about using plain DOS? That'd scare off the point'n'click kiddies :p

    You could replace the explorer.exe with the kermit shell.. In system.ini change shell=explorer.exe to shell=whatever to run whatever instead of the Explorer environment at startup.
  4. ej0c

    ej0c TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tedster, this is Appalachia. We have tons of w95 machines in use!

    Nodsu, that may be the ticket. Though I'm not yet sure of the practicalities!
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